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Review: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

So since for all of October I only did Blogoween so I sadly couldn’t do any reviews, but its November now so be ready for lots of them. Today I’m gonna review The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzie Lee (the second book in the Montauge siblings series)

 


REVIEW OF THE LADY”S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY BY MACKENZI LEE

 

y648 (2)So for those who don’t know, this book is the Sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

“A year after a whirlwind of a grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor and enroll in medical school. However, her passion for medicine won’t be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who think only men are suited for science. But when a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes that he could change her future, but she has no money to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zürich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.”


 A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy 5 🌟

Anyway if you’ve read the first book or want to, this review wont contain any spoilers. I read the first book during the summer and didn’t really enjoy it, which really surprised me because I had heard a lot of positive feedback on it. Anyway I saw this book on edelweiss (thank you so much to them for sending me an e-arc) and decided to read it and give this series a second chance and hope to enjoy it more than the first one.

I ended up loving up this book, it was everything I hoped The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue to be. It was funny and entertaining, also I  loved the LGBTQ+ rep in the book. Felicity was just such a good protagonist she was sassy, clever and quite realistic. I hate it when authors make very 1 dimensional main characters. I loved the little Monty/Percy moments we got during the book. The thing that made me decided to give this series a second chance, is that there are so many plot-twist and the book really has more to it that the synopsis would suggest.


 DISLIKES:

Even though I gave this book a 5/5 which it totally deserved. There are a few things that I wanted to talk about. THis is a very fast paced book so sometimes I got a bit confused but to be honest that happens to me in 70% of books. The other thing that is pretty related to this is that sometimes as I said it would be very fast pace while in other times it would drag on a bit, but it has a very big plot with many sub-plots so that makes sense


CHARACTERS:

Can we just talk about the golden trio right here Johanna/Sim/Felicity those three just stole the show they were each so different but all opinionated (which we love) sure at first they wanted to kill each other but they became quite good friends in the end. I just love how this set in the 1800’s but that it never stopped them.

Sim: We stan our feisty queen I have to say that I didn’t like her that much at first but by the end of the book she was an amazing character.

So I’m kinda to lazy to talk about everyone but they were all amazing characters expect for the antagonist.


Well that concludes my review of The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy it wasn’t one of my all-time favourites but for sure a 5 🌟 .

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

 

 

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Blogoween #12 (Top 5 non-horror halloween movies/tv-shows)

Hey Guy’s I’m back! And it’s Halloween!!! Sadly I didn’t get to 13 post (for blogoween) but hey I tried my best anyway for today’s prompt I’m gonna list my top 5 non-horror but Halloween movies and shows.

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

I love this movie so much. I’m always so confused if it’s a Christmas or a Halloween movie. But either way I think it’s a Halloween classic.

2. The chilling adventures of Sabrina

This is a new show that Netflix recently added for Halloween, I’m not done watching it but it’s pretty good so far.

3. Harry Potter and the philosophers stone

I had no idea some people considered this a Halloween movie but I’ll take any opportunity to watch Harry Potter.

4. Stranger Things

I love Stranger Things, I have to confessed I haven’t finished it but I still love it. Technically this isn’t Halloween related but I think it’s a really “eerie” show and fits in.

5. The Addams family

And for last I have to go with a classic “The Addams Family”.


Well those are my top 5 non-horror movies/shows. I hope everyone had a good Halloween.

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween #6 (Shapeshifter)

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Yayy! It’s almost Halloween and if you have seen my post you’ll know that I love Halloween, I might be my favourite holiday. The best part of Halloween is costumes and that’s what this post is all about, basically you have to let me know of some characters that you would like to dress up as.


 

  1. NEWT SCAMANDER

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I love Newt Scamander he is adorable and he’s my favourite character in Fantastic Beast, I think being newt is a super cool costume, its kinda hard to pull off (because of the coat) but an awesome costume. it’s a bit harder to do 

 


 

2. KELL MARESH

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I feel like this could be pretty simple, I put this on here because I love his coat, I mean wouldn’t be awesome that you had 1 coat the could book like 100? You would most probably need red hair which I don’t have  but you could just get a wig.

 

 

 


 

3. KATNISS EVERDEEN

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This is a pretty easy costume, you just wear leather and a black shirt/pants, of course the hard part of this costume is the bow but you could most probably find one at a Halloween store, and of course you can’t forget the classic mocking jay pin.

 

 

 

 


 

Well I can’t think of any other ones so that’s all for today,

Do you dress up for Halloween?

What are you’re favourite bookish costumes?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

 

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Blogoween#4 (Book Spine Spells)

Hey Guys I have been super busy lately but I finally have the time to blog, so sadly I currently not at home so I don’t have my bookshelves so I can’t use my books for this prompt  but I’m gonna try my best. Today’s prompt is Book Spine Spells so in conclusion  you have to stack up your books in an order that allow the titles to create a poem. but you can only use horror/Halloween themed books. I’m not the best at poetry but I’m I’ll do my best.


  1. The shadows that lurk in the tree

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the darkest minds

are in a gathering of shadows

far from the tree

of nevernight

 

 


 

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2. The Circus of fire

 

the night circus

rises of fire

to this savage song

of the rebel waves

 

 


those are my poems, and I know that they are not all Halloween themed but I tried my best, also as a reading update I’m currently read the Lady’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, this Mortal Coil and a Very Large Expanse of Sea. I’m loving both The Lady’s guide…and AVLEOS, I’m enjoying This Mortal Coil, I want to see where it goes.

Well thats it! Hope you enjoyed my mediocre poetry and

Have You read any of the books?

If you did the challenge which books did you use?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

 

 

 

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Blogoween #3 (5 Characters that I’d Want During the Zombie Apocalypse)

Hey guys I’m back for my 3rd Blogoween prompt. Todays prompt is “They got my back” so in summary you have to pick 5 characters that you would want during the zombie apocalypse. I’m quite excited for this prompt, I have a few ideas but I’ll see who I pick in the end.


 

  1.  Guns/Crossbow Expert: 

Ohhhh that’s a tough one…I’m thinking maybe Katniss Everdeen (I just rewatched the Hunger Games). Yeah I would choose Katniss cause she survived the hunger Games twice (I think) I read it a long time ago. I would probably drag Peeta with us.

 

2. Knives expert  

Okay so I have been debating this, I have two options 1. Lola from Ace of Shades or 2. Inej from Six of Crows. Cause I love Lola she is one of my favourite characters in Ace of Shades…who am I kidding I love them allll!!!! now I want to reread the book. Anyway I’d brin the both of them?? No really i cant choose, I’ll just bring the both of them.

 

3. Hunter & Forager

It took me a while to think of a character but I’ve decided upon Hermione from Harry Potter. She’s not known for hunting but I bet she would know useful information about everything. Also she’s a wizard so she can be really useful

 

4. The Engineer

I have a few people, either David from the Shadow and Bone trilogy because he is l a genius and can make super metal, or Emika from Warcross so she could probably program anything. Yeah that’s all that I can think of at the moment.

 

5. The Doctor

For the doctor I decided to choose Nina Zenik from the SoC duology, She is a heartender and has a few healing powers, also she is badass and can help takeout any enemies.


5 Characters that I’d Want During the Zombie Apocalypse 

Well there you have it. I may have chosen more than 5 but I tried my best, i’m quite confident in my team.

Who would you want to be in the apocalypse with?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween #2 (5 books about witches)

Hey guys I’m back for my second Blogoween post, I have been super busy this week, but im gonna try to post this weekend. Anyway todays (well technically yesterdays) is Top 5 books about witches but sadly I havent read many witch books so im gonna be doing 5 witch books on my TBR.


 

  1. THE WICKED DEEP BY SHEA ERNSHAW

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So this book originally caught my attention because THIS COVER!!! (sorry but im love) , but I looked at synopsis and it looks really good. But I haven’t picked it up.

Two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the  waters surrounding the town.
Now,  each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.Seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the streets. The townspeople turn against one another.  But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

 

2.  WILD BEAUTY BY ANNA-MAIRE MCLEMORE 

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I don’t actually own this book but its own my TBR, I’m not 100% its witches but someone told me it is so I’m putting here anyway

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishing, a strange boy appears in the gardens. The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.

 

3. TOIL & TROUBLE (15 TALES OF WOMEN & WITCHCRATF) EDITED JESSICA SPOTSWOOD , TESS SHARPE.

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I saw this at indigo the other and it looked super interesting. Ita a collection of anthologies about witches what could be better?

Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey.  History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations.                    Bold. Powerful. Rebellious.
A bruja’s love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane. From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both.

 

4. SEA WITCH BY SARAH HENNING

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I have this book in real life and on my TBR. I’ve heard mixed reviews for this book, I’ve seen quite a few 5🌟 reviews but I recently lent it to my friend and she didn’t really like it.

Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
Ever since her best friend, Anna, drowned, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. A freak. A curse. A witch.  A girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears offshore and, though the girl denies it, Evie is convinced that her best friend actually survived. That her own magic wasn’t so powerless after all. And, as the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes, Evie believes that she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after. But her new friend has secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad, or on two legs, unless Evie finds a way to help her. Now Evie will do anything to save her friend’s humanity, along with her prince’s heart—harnessing the power of her magic.

 

5. HALF BAD BY SALLY GREEN

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Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

 


 

That’s it guys those are my top 5 book about witches on my TBR.

Have you read any of these?

Whats you’re favourite witch book?

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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Blogoween #1 (Favourite Fall/Halloween Covers)

Hey guys…I’m back for my first official BLOGOWEEN post!!


Today’s prompt is…. FAVOURITE AUTUMN/HALLOWEEN COVERS!!

(AS IT SAYS IN MY TITLE)

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*Not my best photo I have to admit but I was in a rush.

Today I’m gonna tell you guys all my favourite fallish and halloween covers. So sadly I don’t have all the books in my list so ill just add them after. All the covers have to be either Black, Orange, Red and Brown.


  1. ACE OF SHADES BY AMANDA FOODY

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I love this cover (It’s the uk edition I believe). I think its very fall-ish. I also love this book so you guys should check it out.

 


 

2. SKY IN THE DEEP BY ADRIENNE YOUNG

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Love this cover and is totally going on my fall-tbr, I havent read it as you can tell but I’ve heard awesome reviews for it.

 


 

3. ILLUMINAE BY JAY KRISTOFF AND AMIE KAUFMAN 

I am deeply in love with this cover. I read this book a while book and I 51eHVZ-yB5L._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_really liked it, the format was really cool..I think  finished this book in a day

 


 

4.RUIN AND RISING BY LEIGH BARDUGO

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 I think this books cover is perfect for fall, Also do you prefer the old covers or the new ones?

 


5. ASH PRINCESS BY LAURA SEBASTIAN

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I also have not read this book, haven’t heard that many reviews but it looks good.

 


 

6. ALLEGIANT BY VERONICA ROTH

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If you follow my blog you’ll know that I havent actually read this series, but I really wan to and EVERYONE tells me that I have to read it.

 

 


Well that’s all for today folks, I’ll see you guys next time. Also what are you’re favourite fall/Halloween covers? let me know in the comments

Happy Reading

-Cezanne

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